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Friday, March 16, 2012

Review: The One That I Want by Jennifer Echols

Released:February 7, 2012
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Rated: YA
Buy: Amazon
Gemma can’t believe her luck when the star football player starts flirting with her. Max is totally swoon-worthy, and even gets her quirky sense of humor. So when he asks out her so-called best friend Addison, Gemma’s heartbroken.
Then Addison pressures Gemma to join the date with one of Max’s friends. But the more time they all spend together, the harder Gemma falls for Max. She can’t help thinking that Max likes her back—it’s just too bad he’s already dating Addison. How can Gemma get the guy she wants without going after her best friend’s boyfriend?

What I thought

I've read a few other Jennifer Echols books and I have to say that this was on par with the rest of her work. I highly enjoyed the tale and found myself hoping that things weren't as they appeared to be for Gemma.

First, I hated Gemma's supposed best friend. She wasn't a good friend at all. Most of the book I wanted to shake Gemma and ask her why she was friends with her in the first place. Addison mocked Gemma, put her down, treated her inferior all because she had one of her first appreciative glances from a guy. A guy who didn't stop at glances but had stayed behind in hopes of talking to her. So, her best friend did everything in her power to belittle her and her great accomplishment (losing weight and making the Majorette squad). But luckily, we see that Gemma isn't passive about it as she may have been in the past. But not in time for things to really get screwed up.

I liked Max. I had hoped he would step up sooner in the book and admit that he liked Gemma, not Addison. While Addison was underhanded when it came her newly skinny friend getting some guy attention, I had hoped Max wouldn't just follow blindly. It toke a bit, but I realized over half way that Max wasn't the only one who had to deal with jealousy. And for that, I hated Addison all the more.

I truly loved this, because it wasn't just about a girl who has a crush on her best friends boyfriend. It was a story about a girl who decided to stop being the butt of her friends fat jokes and do something about it. It's a story about a girl who learns that not all friends are well meaning and considerate. It's about a girl who learns to stand up for herself.

My Rating

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Tabitha said...

I read this book a few weeks ago and loved it! It was my first Jennifer Echols books and I'm definitely going to be reading more of them. I'm glad you enjoyed this book too. (:

Anonymous said...

I totally want to read this now! I have seen this book around but your review cemented it in for me, this is definitely going on my TBR list.

Jenny at Books to the Sky

Lori said...

I need to read this asap!

_yay_ said...

The sample is on my Kindle and it will be my next read for sure. YAY! Now I REALLY can't wait to get to it lol.
_yay_ @BookthatThing!

Jessica A. said...

I've really been wanting to read this one! Thanks for the review :)

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